Jul 15, 2014

U.S. teams complete assessment of Iraqi forces: Pentagon

U.S. military teams have completed an assessment of Iraqi security forces, the Pentagon said Monday, amid reports the American officers came away with bleak conclusions. The teams were deployed to Baghdad this month after Sunni militants swiftly advanced across the country in a string ...

China's forces grow more sophisticated

Jun 7, 2014

China's forces grow more sophisticated

China is improving its military doctrine, training, weapons and surveillance to be able to conduct more sophisticated attacks against the United States and other adversaries, including Japan, according to the Pentagon. After jamming communications and mounting other forms of electronic and cyberwarfare, stealthy Chinese ...

Dec 28, 2013

Hail to the governor: U.S. stoked by Futenma OK

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel has praised Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima’s decision to allow the relocation of the Futenma air base to move forward, calling it a “milestone” for relations with Japan. Hagel on Friday welcomed the approval of the long-delayed transfer of U.S. Marine ...